This article explores the connections between various forms of organized political violence and ostensibly private, non-political violence in post-invasion Iraq, focusing on gender-based violence and the links between militias and organized crime. We argue that, as in other civil wars, much of the violence is 'dual-purpose', simultaneously serving private and political goals, and that despite a decline in violence since 2007, the situation created by the overthrow of the previous dictatorship remains extremely dangerous.
|Title of host publication||The Criminology of War|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2014|